Hi Doc - Long time no post. I was at Laguna for that race, but I think it was 1976. That was the second motorcycle road race I ever saw. The first was in 1962 on a street course in Stockton. The main show that day was won by Dave McDonald in the '00' Don Steves Corvette. You probably remember that car and driver.
I'd like to see KR back. I think the series rules are shaping up for him to be a force. But he has to nail down the funding first. I don't think he'll ever risk his own nickle again.
Contrary to most here, I'd like to see him run a production racer. That Yamaha motor lease thing seems similar to the HRC deal he had in the V5 era. That was certainly fun while it lasted.